Tag: police brutality

  • Protesters ‘Take a Knee’ One Year After Fatal Shooting by Boston Police

    Protesters ‘Take a Knee’ One Year After Fatal Shooting by Boston Police

    On Saturday, Oct. 29, protesters knelt in front of the State House calling on State Attorney Maura Healy to reopen the cases of police brutality in Massachusetts. “We’re demanding that Attorney General Maura Healy reopen the cases,” said Brock Satter of  Mass Action Against Police Brutality, the group that organized the Boston Takes a Knee […]

  • Boycotting the NFL Won’t Stop Police Brutality

    Boycotting the NFL Won’t Stop Police Brutality

    On the day of the New England Patriots’ first game of the year, a friend asked me if I was going to watch it. I said, “Of course I am,” and he immediately began to lecture me on how I was betraying my people. (He was white, go figure.) As everyone knows—unless you’ve been in […]

  • WILD THING: This Wild Life's Kevin Jordan on homelessness, police brutality

    WILD THING: This Wild Life's Kevin Jordan on homelessness, police brutality

    Kevin Jordan, frontman of the acoustic two-piece This Wild Life, took some time to discuss police brutality, the unfair treatment of the homeless and the Alternative Press tour, which begins its seven-week trek across North America at Boston’s House of Blues on October 14. The tour features This Wild Life, Real Friends, As It Is […]

  • MOVING TARGET: Monica James on police targeting

    MOVING TARGET: Monica James on police targeting

    The police are targeting vulnerable communities, says Monica James. They’re targeting black people. Hispanics. Muslims. Immigrants. Women. Youth. The transgender community, all “people of difference.” It’s not really news to the audience at Roxbury’s Madison Park High School. After all, the panel is called “Baltimore is Everywhere,” and the speakers include victims of police violence […]